Eat Out is calling on restaurant lovers to post reviews of their favorite restaurants, to assist it in selecting the country’s best liked restaurants for its 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries. (more…)

Earlier this week I visited the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine in Hilton, and I was delighted to meet the School’s second intake of twelve chef students, and to see how Chef Jackie Cameron and her School is flourishing. (more…)

Eleven months ago I visited the artisanal The Gourmet Greek cheese and yoghurt production facility on the Midlands Meander in KZN, meeting the hospitable Greek Dimitriades family. I returned to the cheesery on Thursday, and found that The Blue Cow Deli, which had opened eight months ago.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to ABSA Gardens Centre Branch, and its Sales Consultant, for her excellent service when I enquired about renewing my investment after its term ran out. She tried to negotiate the best possible interest rate with her Treasury Department, but the bank could not match the rate I was offered by the other major banks, and especially by Standard Bank. She (more…)

Chef Constantijn Hahndiek is a humble talented Chef, and he continues the standing of Hartford House as the best restaurant in KZN, initially created by Chef Jackie Cameron. In the three years that I have been visiting Hartford House by invitation in winter, his confidence has grown by leaps and bounds since he started working there.  (more…)

Yesterday I had an enjoyable day in visiting a number of restaurants in Durban and in Umhlanga, the last being the brand new Plan B Dessertery, a unique dessert-focused Eatery in Durban North. It was by chance that I met the couple behind the exciting restaurant concept, as well as of the Mexican restaurant Four15 Burritos next door! (more…)

Pastry Chef André Steyn joined La Colombe just over a week ago, having worked at Delaire Graff for over three years. He attracted my attention with his creative desserts as well as forest Amuse Bouche presented in a glass bowl whilst he worked at Delaire. The Chef once had a dream to become an architect, and it is our restaurant industry’s luck that his life path led him to cheffing.  (more…)

I was contacted by Grand Africa Café & Beach Brand General Manager Radley Dijkers to visit the restaurant, to see first hand how well it has recovered from the wild storm of 7 June, and to try its Winter Set Menu. My friend Fiamma Swainston and I, later joined by Llewellyn Lambert, enjoyed a special lunch on a sunny winter’s day.  (more…)

Swing dancing was a hit in the ‘Forties, but faded into obscurity. It is making a big comeback, and the new documentary ‘Alive and Kicking’ captures the joy of the vibrant and exhilarating dance! It premiered locally at the Labia Theatre last night.  (more…)

SARIE KOS editor Herman Lensing is most creative in packaging his gift of the latest issue, which he has hand-delivered to me. The Winter issue is dressed in a paper jacket and filled with Winter warming food and drink ideas. (more…)

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